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Continuing education program for healthcare providers integrates training in mental and physical healthcare

In Ontario, over 1.3 million people experience mental illness and physical illness at the same time,  and there is increasing evidence suggesting the need...

Nurses in the courtroom

Whether acting as juror or witness at a coroner’s inquest, nurses play a vital role in the analysis of evidence and creation of recommendations...

Everything I needed to know about leadership, I learned as an operating room nurse

By Helena Hutton  As a young operating room nurse, a mentor of mine once asked me a very simple question: why do operating room nurses...

More innovation, more compassion, more heart

Bringing mental and physical healthcare under one roof By Cathy Szabo In just a few months, Providence Care will begin delivering patient care in our brand...

Hospital physician appointment and appeal process prejudices patient care

By Michael Watts and Swetha Popuri The Ontario Public Hospitals Act (“PHA”) entitles physicians to apply on an annual basis for appointment or reappointment to...

Getting serious with serious games in health professionals’ education

By Gilda Salomone Games have always been played in all cultures to amuse and distract. If you’ve ever played a quiz game like Jeopardy, you...

Building positive workplace cultures and addressing disruptive behaviours

By Dr. Gordon Wallace Building a culture of respect in any healthcare setting is critically important. A stable, collegial and productive workplace leads to safer...

Why is the nasal spray flu vaccine still offered in Canada?

By Dr. Samira Mubareka As healthcare providers, we know that the best protection against the influenza virus is to get the flu shot. For...

How to improve the health and safety of hospital workers in 2017

Seven evidence-based recommendations to improve the health and safety of hospital workers in 2017 By Cindy Moser Incorporating practices and policies that help prevent injuries and...

Hardwiring accreditation for high reliability

By Mike Heenan Most of us who work in hospitals know the feeling you get when you’re reminded the next scheduled Accreditation Survey is just...

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